When: 14 October, 10.00am-4.30pmWhere: Meet at Daffodil Bay, Sandy Point
Join us for a fun-filled day exploring the secret world of Sandy Point.
A Mini BioBlitz is a scientific treasure hunt and a race against time. The goal is to count as many species (plants, lichens, insects, birds etc) during the event.
We will have guided walks and experts on hand to help you identify your finds. You can record your finds on the iNaturalist app, but mobile reception can be difficult at Sandy Point so please download the app before you head on out. Who is the event suitable for?
People of all ages will enjoy the day, it’s a great opportunity for the whole family to get out and explore the glorious world of nature at Sandy Point. There’s so many hidden treasures that you may not even realise are there. Children do need to be supervised by an adult. What do I need to bring?
Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the weather on the day (layers are always good as Southland weather can be changeable). Bring your own lunch and snacks, along with a water bottle and sunscreen. You will need a mobile phone (one per family will be fine).
There will be a fundraising sausage sizzle by a local Cub group available at lunchtime. Is there a cost?
No the event is free, organised by Environment Southland and supported by Invercargill City Council and the Department of Conservation. Do I need to register?
No need to register, simply turn up on the day. Do I need to be there all day?
You can come for the whole day if you wish or just an hour if that’s what suits. There will be guided walks starting every hour between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
For more information contact biodiversity programme coordinator Ali Meade on 0800 76 88 45.
You can also find out more at:http://naturewatch.org.nz/projects/mini-bioblitz-sandy-point-otatara